Have libraries used an institutional repository as a “container” for library-related statistics, current or retrospective, and/or dumped sources of raw data into a web-based application, such as Nesstar, for collaborative viewing/sharing/manipulating within the institution? I have started exploring the idea of the IR as container, but we need to formulate a set of guidelines to be considered. Not everything statistical is suitable for this somewhat public “display”. I am thinking of something more interactive than simply a dashboard of facts and figures. The purpose would be to democratize access to data in-house for library administrators, librarians and others interested in manipulating the data for customized purposes. Is this topic old-hat? in other words, am I coming to this rather late — it has been solved in your library? or is there some pioneering work that is being done (IR standards, scope, case studies) that can be shared? Thank you, Margaret Friesen, University of British Columbia Library, Assessment Librarian.